Digital microscopes are often a useful tool to have in a laboratory.
However, commercially available microscopes are usually either cheap and low quality, or extremely expensive.
The present prototype was designed to provide a middle-ground, offering a remotely controlled microscope of decent quality, at a price well below 500 CHF.
A custom board hosts the drivers and the microcontroller that controls the movement (up to 4 axes). A Raspberry Pi high-quality camera, readout using a Raspberry Pi 4 hosts the web interface and takes care of the image processing.